James S.A. Corey delivers compelling SF that ranks with the best in the field. In Leviathan Wakes, ice miner Jim Holden is making a haul from the rings of Saturn when he and his crew encounter an abandoned ship, the Scopuli. Uncovering a terrifying secret, Jim bears the weight of impending catastrophe. At the same time, a detective has been hired by well-heeled parents to find a missing girl, and the investigator’s search leads him right to the Scopuli.
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“… kickass space opera.” (George R.R. Martin)
Really enjoyed this story. Especially how the author incorporates life's dysfunction albeit an everyday problem or life threatening. Funny how the first, lessons the stress of the second. Well done!
Hello, My name is Levi Brousseau. I'm on a life long mission to find stories that blow my mind.
This story was good all around. Kept me engaged. Lots of action. Great characters. Narration was awesome.Really dug this story. Side note I think this is what happen to Lucy lol
Miller. He has nothing to lose.
When Miller realizes what he must do.
The Race of Black oblivion
Check this story out. you won't be disappointed.
Really a good story. I hope the rest of the series is as good. The reader was great. Sometimes I get sick of all the production that goes into audio books. When I read a book I want to use my own imagination as to the voices of the characters so sometimes I get tired of readers who attempt to use a different voice for each character when in fact they only command a handful of voices and never seem to do well with cross gender voices. This reader simply read the story, and very well. It felt more like I was reading it myself instead of just listening. I liked it. It was refreshing.
The " F " word is used multiple times the first 10 min. The author introduces sex into the story in the first 10 min. Makes unreadable for me.
He was fine.
James May's reading is outstanding, and if you don't fall in love with the crew of the rocinante by the end of this book, well - something's just not right with you.
We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life, is rounded with a sleep.
Very rarely do I listen to a book more than once. (really, only "A Song of Ice and Fire" series and that's because it's the most complex story that requires multiple readings to see the subtle signs left for the reader to uncover)
Reason is, I only need to hear/read a book once for it to embed itself in me.
There were many "impressive" moments. I am in live with Holden! I really liked Miller too.
I guess, I was awed by when Miller finds Proto-Julie
I love Holden, but JM did a great job of those accents from the Belt. (or were they the Earthers?)
They ARE making a TV Series of this book! Yay, and it looks like it's going to be great!
Tag line could be, sexy rogue space ship captain meets obsessed detective who's fallen in love with the missing-girl case he's been charged to crack while mankind is in danger of extinction.
great fun and an engaging ride through a possible future and space.
The story of Leviathan Wakes is a relatively simple one. It's been touted as Game of Thrones in space by advertising promoting the new show on the Syfy network, and maybe when they adapt it to the screen, that will somehow be true, but right now it's nothing more than a simple detective story. Sure, there are a few factions, but really it's just about who's pulling the strings. There are clear heroes and villains, and none of the politics really come into play that much. Politics is more like backround radiation, and the protagonists rarely encounter it in any significant way.
The mystery was enough to keep me going, but just barely.
The narrator doesn't differentiate the voices much at all. The two main characters are supposedly polar opposites: the idealistic ship captain who always does the right thing and the jaded detective who makes the tough calls. But they sound nearly identical. Also, the narration is fairly flat, so even incredible tense dialogue in near death situations is delivered smoothly instead of being acted in a way that conveys the correct drama the situation requires.
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